[Photograph of Department Secretary] ALVIN C. COLLINS,
Secretary of Human Resources, 1995-98

Secretary of Human Resources from March 27, 1995 to December 11, 1998.

Director, Department of Human Services, New Haven, Connecticut, 1979-80. Chief Administrative Officer, Administrative and Support Services, Department of Social Services, Baltimore City, 1980-89. Chief, Administrative Services Division, Department of Human Services, Arlington County, Virginia, 1989-92. Director, Department of Social Services, Baltimore City, 1992-95.

Member, Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1995-98; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1995-98; Assisted Living Programs Board (formerly Domiciliary Care Facilities Board), 1995-98; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1995-98; State Board of Victim Services, 1995-98; State Information Technology Board, 1995-98; Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1995-98; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism (formerly Governor's Commission on Service), 1995-98; Commission on Women's Health, 1995-98; Governor's Work Force Investment Board, 1995-98; Interagency Committee on Aging Services, 1995-98; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996. Chair, Commission on Inadvertent Displacement, 1997-98. Chair, Adoption Oversight Team, Department of Human Resources, 1997-98. Member, Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 1998.

Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor, 2001-.

Born in Suffolk, Virginia, April 19, 1947. Southern Connecticut State College, New Haven, B.S. (political science), 1971; Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia, Liberal Arts Program Certificate, 1974; Harvard University, M.Ed., 1976; University of Maryland School of Social Work, graduate studies (social administration), 1985-86.

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